Ammonia Gas leakage at Milk Mantra’s Puri plant, Alert staffs avert mishap

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Bhubaneswar: An incidence of Amonia gas leakage has been reported at private sector milk producer Milk Mantra’s Gopa plant in Puri district on Monday. However, the mishap was controlled within few hours and no loss of life has occurred, said authorities.

The incident took place at around 11:30 AM on Monday, when the plant was running to provide emergency services to people of Odisha during the lockdown. Immediately after the leakage occurred, the maintenance staff immediately reported the matter to the senior management wherein the plant management reported the local fire brigade and all concerned pertaining to industrial safety as per protocol reflecting the company’s industrial safety standards.

By the time the fire brigade reaches the spot, the plant was shut down and evacuated by the plant management in order to ensure safety of the employees working within the plant. As soon as the fire brigade reached, leakage was controlled and the issue was addressed in minutes as the maintenance team had already evacuated the plant. Due steps were taken by the plant management with the help of the fire brigade to ensure the leakage was stopped which prevented the gas to spread in the air. As a precautionary measure, the electrical circuits were checked by the plant management. The plant was shut for 4 hours to ensure complete safety before production commenced.

“We are very serious about the safety of our people and the locality as well. All safety standards starting from industrial to environmental have been in place from the very beginning and will continue to be our committed motto” Speaking on the incident, a company spokesperson said.

“This incident was unfortunate but we are thankful to the local authorities for their timely response to the crisis and restoring normalcy at a lightning-fast speed, he further added. 

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